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No weakening of state intelligence – Colonne

Former intelligence bigwig Dr. Ajith Colonne yesterday rejected claims of state intelligence being weakened due to the prosecution of a few bad actors.

Ensure equality to combat terror – Kottegoda

Sri Lanka's Secretary Defence says that the best way to combat extremism is to ensure income equality, education and justice.

Sri Lanka given green light to include terror suspects in Interpol list

Sri Lanka has received the green light from Interpol to have access to the Interpol Foreign Terrorist Fighters (FTFs) list and that from now on, local terror suspects would be included in the list as well.

Army Commander defends himself against allegations

At his first Press Conference after assuming duties as the Commander of the Army, L t Gen Shavendra Silva vigorously defended himself saying all that has been levelled against him were still allegations.

President commissions SLNS Parakramabahu new vessel gifted by China

Sri Lanka Navy's P-625 which was handed over to the Sri Lanka Navy by the People's Republic of China for enhancing operations of the Sri Lanka Navy was commissioned by President Maithripala Sirisena as 'SLNS Parakramabahu'

SLFP supports Shavendra’s appointment – Dayasiri

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party fully supports President Maithripala Sirisena’s decision to appoint Lt Gen Shavendra Silva as Commander of the Army, the Party General Secretary Dayasiri Jayasekara said today 22 Aug.

New Army Commander ceremoniously takes office

The newly-appointed 23rd Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva was welcomed by the Sri Lanka Army Headquarters today (21 August) when he arrived at the Army Headquarters to take office amid military honours, ceremonials and greetings.

Three-member committee unable to testify in detail at the PSC

Head of the three-member presidential committee Supreme Court Justice Vijith Malalgoda said that they would have to testify before the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) using their memory since all the records were destroyed or archived.

New army commander accepts the symbolic baton from former army chief

A formal military and dignified ceremony were held at the Army Headquarters premises this morning (20 Aug) where the former Commander of the Army, General Mahesh Senanayake symbolically handed over the replica of the ornamental Baton to his successor, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva in keeping military traditions.

Former SL army chief Mahesh Senanayake promoted to General

Outgoing Army Commander Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake has been promoted to the rank of General by President Maithripala Sirisena with effect from 17 August 2019.

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